Maritime & Logistics
THE PORT’S OVERALL CARGO TONNAGE INCREASED 31 PERCENT IN 2011, LARGELY THE RESULT OF GROWTH IN STEEL, IRON-ORE AND OVERSIZED “PROJECT” CARGO HANDLED BY PORT FACILITIES.
The Port handled 3.4 million tons of cargo last year – the highest volume since 2008. General cargo volume rose 16 percent as both steel and project cargo posted increases; while bulk cargo increased 33 percent, as more iron ore was handled by Port operations.
This year the Port earned its tenth Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for posting a 10 percent increase in international cargo in 2011 compared to 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation presents the award to U.S. Great Lakes ports that register year-over-year increases in international tonnage through the Seaway.
Tonnage by Year